I promised to explain how I went about creating it and “solved” the difficulties I had… so, here it is, even if a bit later.
First, as everyone should, I researched methods of creating your own sigil. There is information about it here on the forum but also throughout the web.
I settled on using the Rose Cross Sigil Generator. However, I would be ending up with simply a line. If you seem to have a similar case, you don’t have to eliminate all vowels, but can keep them as you see fit. What I did is, to not make another straight line back to the first letter, but instead draw a curve to it.
You can connect letters with straight lines, curves, other shapes, if you want. Neither you have to connect the lines back. I used a small circle at the location of the first letter and separated them this way. During this process I thought of different ways to make the “AD” and “DA” in the name, like creating one shape for “AD” and then mirroring it through a fictive separation line I would use. I didn’t do it, but things like these may come handy in future sigils or for someone else.
Then, I realized, the sigil should be more than simply a name. It’s all about intent, so the intent of making the sigil should probably flow into it’s creation. I thought what is it I want to achieve with it? It was the ability to improve our communication, so I added another word in for that.
I eliminated some of the letters in between and added another shape, which I felt doesn’t necessarily have to be connected with the previous one.
I didn’t like the first result. It was too heavy and difficult to remember. So I continued eliminating letters or shaping it different, until it become somewhat simpler and more elegant. Then I overlayed it with the previous shape of her name and corrected length of lines and stuff like this, until it felt right.
In it’s entirety it all felt as missing something though and boring. So, I added another word in, which stands for the connection I wish between us, which was “love”. Earlier, I googled for sigils in general, to get ideas and impressions of regular sigils, what they are created from, speak, what kind of elements their final shapes integrate and so on. I had memorized some partial shapes I liked and felt, would be a good fit for my sigil, when I imagined the being it is created for. So, now, I tried 2-3 of them and I settled on one that felt it’s the right one to use. It was like a heart shaped in such a way, that the top where the heart lines connect is open. I added it on the bottom of a line I added earlier going through the sigil, which had no special meaning but only artistic and helping to draw it easier with the 2 previous shapes, when redrawn.
So, as I add this open heart on the bottom of that line, I notice, how it seems to shape and look like the tail of a succubus, which wasn’t actually neither my intent nor noticed it earlier. Since the sigil is for a succubus, it seemed very fitting though, as it represented not only the last word “love” but also the connection to the being meant.
I did redraw it 1-2 times more, until I felt, that the length of some lines seemed right, making them somewhat shorter or longer or more round. And I had my sigil, as soon I felt, I shouldn’t change anything more.
As soon I activated the sigil by paying attention to the details as described in this thread explaining sigil flashing, that special bottom part of the sigil with the heart looking like a succubus tail, kinda became alive, “beating” as if a heart would… very unexpected, as I were rather expecting some lines to flash.
My findings from this experience in a nutshell
You should become creative when you create a sigil. I thought at first, there is a right and many wrong ways to create a sigil. Well, as I kept researching and reading and while creating mine, I started understanding, there is more than one right way to create your sigil and no wrong ways. There are so many sigil creation methods, they all work.
What matters is, put intent and, one could say, some love in your sigil. Become artistic with your sigil. Breathe some life into your sigil, as an artist would to it’s creation. Breathe your intent in it. As soon it feels, that it represents the being and the reason you may be creating it for, you achieved your goal.
Imagine the entity it is created for. Maybe, incorporate the feelings you get in your sigil or modify it in ways you feel, will fit the entity, like if you would dress him/her in a cloth.
Utilize all kind of ideas that seem to fit to work around limitations, to make it more appealing and so on. I already mentioned using curves, small circles, maybe other shapes, instead of simply straight lines. Adding small details to the end or middle of lines. Maybe replacing letters with their equivalent in greek, hebrew or other languages. Anything else that comes to your mind. I believe this is all fine.
Don’t settle for creating it immediately right. Go through several iterations, throw away ideas and restart if necessary, until you feel it is done.
And if you are still at a loss, scroll through thousands of sigils to enrich your mind with ideas, shapes and so on. In the way designers learn and get inspiration from other designers.
Hope, that helps…